By Jack Fertig
Saturn is in Virgo aspecting Uranus in Pisces, Neptune in Aquarius – triggering persnickety criticisms that could easily miss the mark – and Venus strong in her own sign, Taurus, offering some stability and harmony. Be practical, take the long view, and let compassion take the form of patient understanding, not unsolicited advice!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): In all the economic upheavals, this is a good time for you to organize your resources. Focus on practicality in the present, but also open your intuition to future opportunities and dangers. Friendly advice is probably wrong.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Don’t be scared of your birthday. Getting older could suit you. Cultivate a mystique of accomplishment and authority. You may surprise yourself that it is more real than you give yourself credit for.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Making your way in the world can really work your nerves. Make sure to have a safe, quiet retreat space at home so you can charge your batteries. Remember what’s important so you can get out there to do what’s needed.
CANCER (June 21- July 22): Erotic dreams and other fantasies have their value, but allow your friends to help you stay in touch with reality, too! While some of their criticisms are probably out of place, some are not! At least listen and think about them.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Some kinky experimentation can precipitate questions about what is really important in your partnership. Continue the exploration in bed and out. Your resourcefulness gets you ahead at work, but can also create situations that test your collaborative skills.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Your natural insight for improving any situation or technique is especially sharp. Now apply that skill to editing your own critiques. What you see as helpful advice, colleagues are likely to see as meddlesome nagging.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Exploring your secret sex fantasies can get dirty, nasty, and scary – if you’re doing it right! Remember to keep the prophylaxis, safe word and other cautions in place. That could trigger morale-boosting ideas for work, with appropriate modifications of course!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Focus your political and social efforts on listening and following. Addictive or co-dependent tendencies are likely to surface and complicate things. With concentration and care, those errant impulses could inspire great ideas. Brutally frank criticism from a friend can help!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Nothing gets you ahead like nose-to-the-grindstone good, hard work. It can also help you stay out of domestic drama. If you can’t avoid it, at least maintain emotional distance. Being mature and responsible can save the day.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): Worries about money can be overwhelming. You do have sensible ideas that can help. Talk with a close friend or sibling to help clear the fog and get back to being your usual sensible self.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): What do you really want out of sex? Old patterns colliding with new ideas can leave you very confused. Focus on community issues and what kind of home you want. Then the erotic questions will clear up.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Your relationship (or not having one) can feel restrictive. Isolating and stewing is no good. A conversation or some fun with a friend – say a movie or a gallery show – can give you the fresh air you need.